Common Name: Satin Leaf Tree
Scientific Name: Chrysophyllum oliviforme
Plant Family: Sapotaceae
Light Requirements: Bright Light, Full Sun
Water Demand: Moderate-High
The Satin leaf is a beautiful, medium sized tree graced by its interesting, two-tone foliage. It gets the name “satin leaf” from the distinctive colors of the leaves. The top of the leaf is dark green while the bottom is light brown or copper. This distinctive look makes it a very aesthetically pleasing tree that is commonly used as an ornamental in yards and public spaces. Under ideal conditions it can reach heights of 15 feet tall, making it a great loose growing and upright tree that can grace the corner of a home or building.